I am a wee bit behind on posting.
I have some very good reasons, of course!
The destruction and re-do of the Great Flooring Project of 2014
started last week or was it the the week before?
I think the dust has addled my brain a bit!
We live in an older home. It was built in 1924!
I think that was a very good year as that was the year
my Dad, Al, was born!
We knew we had original wood floors in the living room and dining room.
We believed there was some wood in the entry way under a few (4+) layers
of vinyl (vinyl was so good in its time, wasn't it?).
So, we decided to refinish the wood wherever it was,
tear out the vinyl and replace with new wood and have all the flooring
on the main floor be the same.
What a project!!
First, we had to have all the furniture and appliances moved to the garage.
Remember -- the house is old . . . the garage is not attached and
has 5-6 stairs down to the driveway and garage.
Then the tear-up started.
Two phone calls at work that morning made me nervous . . . very nervous!
There weren't 4+ layers of vinyl -- after 3 layers, there was concrete!
Seriously -- concrete!!!
So, that had to be jackhammered out and a new subfloor installed.
Every day returning home was a mystery as to what we
would find. After the 2 calls that first day, the flooring guy decided to
spare me and stopped calling.
Thank you Pete! :)
The dust and mess was everywhere and there was no dishwasher,
no refrigerator, no first-floor potty and no way to find anything.
So, we did what anyone with a sane mind would do
. . .
we left for Disney World!
To be continued!